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Haunting sound reveals eerie sound of Earth’s magnetic field : ScienceAlert

Haunting sound reveals eerie sound of Earth’s magnetic field : ScienceAlert

European Space Agency (ESA) this week released 5 minutes of haunting, crackling audio – revealing what the Earth’s magnetic field sounds like.

Earth’s internal magnetism, called the magnetosphere, creates a comet-shaped field around the planet’s surface that provides protection from harmful solar and cosmic particle radiation, as well as erosion of the atmosphere by the solar wind, according to NASA.

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark took the magnetic signals measured by ESA Swarm satellite mission devoted to examining the magnetic field and converted them into sound.

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The resulting in a 5-minute audio includes eerie screeches and crackles, as well as deep breathing-like sounds that listeners on social media have described as “petrified” and “tingling in the spine.”

Since the discovery was made on October 24, loudspeakers in Solbjerg Square in Copenhagen, Denmark, have been broadcasting the footage three times a day. It is planned to continue playing every day at 8:13 and 19:00 until October 30.

“We got access to a very interesting sound system consisting of over 30 speakers buried in the ground at Solbjerg Square in Copenhagen,” said musician and project supporter Klaus Nilsen, from the Technical University of Denmark. said the ESA about installing a live recording.

“The rumble of the Earth’s magnetic field is accompanied by a show of a geomagnetic storm which is the result of a solar flare on November 3, 2011, and it really sounds pretty scary,” Nielsen added.

Representatives for the European Space Agency and the Technical University of Denmark did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

This article was originally published by Business Insider.

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